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Alexandria Business Notes

Diane L. Webster was promoted to vice president, branch manager of the Prince Street branch of Virginia Commerce Bank. Webster just celebrated her 10-year anniversary with the bank last year. She is actively involved in the Alexandria community and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the West End Business Association.

Paul Thompson, proprietor of the Ted’s Montana Grill located at 2451 Eisenhower Ave., was recognized for his outstanding work at the restaurant company’s 2013 annual meeting, held at Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Buford, Ga. Thompson, of Olney, Md., was named “Rookie Proprietor of the Year.” A University of Maryland graduate, he joined Ted’s Montana Grill in January 2012 and has demonstrated strong leadership results since that time.

Military Officers Association of America has been awarded Best in Class by the Interactive Media Awards for its work on the MOAA Web Base Website. The honor recognizes that the project met and surpassed the basic standards of excellence that comprise the web’s most professional work. The site was honored specifically for excellence in Advocacy, a category which had 65 entries.

Lindsay Automotive Group, a long-standing provider of new and preowned vehicles in the D.C. metro area including Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria, has partnered with the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation to sponsor dogs and cats until the organization can find them loving homes. Through the “Pal for Paws” program, individuals and organizations can sign up to support the medical expenses and other costs for keeping pets healthy and happy. In the meantime, Lost Dog & Cat Rescue works hard to find these animals a permanent home in the local community.

Any individual or organization can sign up for the Pals for Paws program, which has a minimum tax-deductible donation amount of $50. On the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue website, donors can browse the profiles of dogs and cats and decide which animal they would like to sponsor. Once a contribution has been made, the sponsors’ names will appear on the website along with their chosen pets. Visit www.lostdogrescue.org/ for more.

The Fountains at Washington House’s Medicare-certified skilled nursing center, known as The Springs, has earned the highest five-star quality rating and four-star overall rating from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. The Fountains at Washington House, 5100 Fillmore Avenue, is one of 32 communities operated by Watermark Retirement Communities. For more information, visit www.watermarkcommunities.com or call 703-845-5000.

Key promotions and new hires at Unwined, located in Bradlee and Belle View Shopping Centers: John Spina — general manager, King Street; Holly Rocco Feraci — marketing director; Savannah Brown — wine associate; and David Grabosky — wine associate and craft beer specialist. Title changes: Renée Lorraine — senior buyer and general manager, Belle View; Suzanne Ruscio — assistant manager, Belle View; and Nick Borek — assistant manager, King Street.

Six of Bean, Kinney & Korman’s attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers listing. The attorneys were recognized for their distinguished legal work in five different practice areas. These attorneys are: Raighne C. Delaney, business litigation; Timothy R. Hughes, construction litigation; Jonathan C. Kinney, land use/zoning; James W. Korman, family law; James R. Schroll, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights; and Sara Leiner Schuler, family law.

Rooftop Chimney Sweeps, LTD celebrates 35 years of business in August.

Lindsay Automotive Group is sponsoring a team in “Bike to the Beach for Autism” on Aug. 2. The event, a 100-mile bike ride, raises money for Autism Speaks.

Worldwide Speakers Group of Alexandria has acquired the Richmond, Va.-based Arnett & Associates.